album reviews

ultra emo

We Made Actual Emos Review Princess Nokia's Emo-Inspired Mixtape

The versatile New York rapper put out 'A Girl Cried Red' last Friday, so we got some ex-diehards to chat about it.
Marianne Eloise
4.17.18
Future Days

How Do You Even Write an Album Review Anymore?

The album review may be dead, but online opinions are flourishing. Can 18th century Scottish philosophy help lead the way?
Drew Millard
6.1.17
thump news

From Brian Eno to Death Grips, This Twitter Parody Account Imagines Donald Trump's Album Reviews

Naturally, he'd rank records from one to five American flag emojis.
THUMP Staff
2.15.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Reinvention, Response, and "Redemption Song": Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean tackles recent releases from Regina Spektor, Macy Gray, and Jamila Woods.
Robert Christgau
11.4.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Self-Esteem as Bollix: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean dives into two new releases from Dundalk's Jinx Lennon, plus recent records from Kate Tempest, Sleaford Mods, and L.A. Salami.
Robert Christgau
10.21.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Poet and the Hustler: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean takes a deep dive into the works of San Francisco singer-songwriter Dawn Oberg and Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf.
Robert Christgau
5.13.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Africa Ignites: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews albums from African music luminaries Konono No. 1, Noura Mint Seymali, Youssou N'Dour, and more.
Robert Christgau
4.29.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

West Coast Warriors: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews the latest from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, and more.
Robert Christgau
3.18.16
Op-Eds

Still Mackling After All These Years: On Macklemore's 'Unruly Mess'

This isn't so much an album as a charm offensive for everyone with reasonable gripe about the guy and his art last time around.
Craig Jenkins
3.1.16
Deep Ass Questions

Is the Album Review Dead?

With every song available for free the instant of its release, do we still need critics to tell us what’s good?
Dan Ozzi
2.29.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

G.O.O.D. Music Abounds: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean reviews the latest from Kanye West, Pusha T, Travis Scott, and more.
Robert Christgau
2.26.16
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Singer-Songwriters Endure: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean tackles the latest from former Go-Between Robert Forster, Father John Misty, and more.
Robert Christgau
2.5.16
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